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Beware of the Latest Scams and Security Hacks

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Lately a few scams are making the rounds via email. It's good to be aware of the different angles that scammers take so you can more easily identify them in the future.

Domain Termination Scam

If you have received an email saying that the domain for your website will be terminated within 24 hours due to non-payment, this is an outright scam. These scammers attempt to make it sound urgent and as if your domain is past due on payment. It typically comes in through the contact form on your site. Do not click on anything in the email.

Here's what it looks like:

domain termination scam

 

Copyrighted Image Scam

Another scam email making the rounds presents as a person informing you that their copyrighted image is in use on your website and they are going to sue if you don't remove it. This one also has been known to come in through the contact form on your site.

Here's what it looks like:

copyrighted image scam

 

WordPress Plugin Vulnerability

Lastly, you may have heard about a critical vulnerability that was discovered in the WordPress plugin Elementor. You can read more about it, and the associated patches, in this WordFence article: Critical 0-day in The Plus Addons for Elementor Allows Site Takeover

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